Computer history - 1700's

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
Year Event
1703 Robert Hooke passed away on March 3, 1703 (Age: 67).
1706 Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706.
1714 The first writing device (similar to a typewriter) to be patented is patented by Henry Mill in London England.
1721 Pierre Jaquet-Droz was born in 1721.
1724 Gabriel Fahrenheit proposes the Fahrenheit standard.
1725 In Lyon, France, Basile Bouchon invented a loom in 1725 that used a perforated paper tape roll that was later upgraded in 1728 by his assistant Jean-Baptiste Falcon to use punch cards. Although this loom predates the Jacquard Loom, it was not fully automated.
1726 Isaac Newton passed away on March 20, 1726 (Age: 84).
1732 Richard Arkwright was born on December 23, 1732.
1736 Johann Bishcoff was born on February 20, 1736.
1739 Philipp Hahn was born on November 25, 1739.
1743 Samuel Hopkins was born on December 9, 1743.
1745 Alessandro Volta was born on February 18, 1745.
1752 On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite that collects a charge after being struck by lightning.
1752 Joseph Jacquard was born on July 7, 1752.
1753 Charles Stanhope was born on August 3, 1753.
1765 Jacob Auch was born on February 22, 1765.
1765 Joseph NiƩpce was born on March 7, 1765.
1768 Jean Fourier was born on March 21, 1768.
1774 The first telegraph is built.
1777 Thomas Fowler was born in 1977.
1777 Johann Gauss was born on April 30, 1777.
1779 Joseph Clement was born on June 13, 1779.
1783 William Sturgeon was born on May 22, 1783.
1785 Charles Thomas was born on May 5, 1785.
1785 Georg Scheutz was born on September 23, 1785.
1787 Semen Korsakov was born on January 14, 1787.
1789 Georg Ohm was born on March 16, 1789.
1790 Benjamin Franklin passed away on April 17, 1790 (Age: 83).
1790 Philipp Hahn passed away on May 2, 1790 (Age: 51).
1790 Samuel Hopkins received the first United States patent on July 31, 1790.
1791 Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791.
1791 Michael Faraday was born on September 22, 1791.
1791 Charles Babbage was born on December 26, 1791.
1792 Claude Chappe invents a semaphore line, a method of communicating over long distances.
1792 Richard Arkwright passed away on August 3, 1792 (Age: 59).
1797 Joseph Henry was born on May 17, 1797.

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